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boehner, majority leader eric cantor and kevin mccarty. kathy mcmorris rogers entereded this statement. the house will honor the statement to consider the senate agreement if it is passed. whether the house will rescind or properly amend the measure won't be met until they and the american people can review the legislation. >> what do you think the chance is with both parties not happy with the compromise reached. what do you think the chances are that it will pass, probably in the senate but not run into trouble in the house? >> you heard vice president biden. the white house has put forth a deal and gotten some republicans is in leadership so go along with this. is a big step. we're going to see the republican party rear its ugly head and see how rogue they want to be in going against the majority of americans. very clear. you look at every poll out there protect social security, medicare, medicaid. in this round, that's exactly what the white house did. republicans want to go against that, they have to deal with it in 2014. they want the wealthiest americans to pay for. that's what
too. >> jennifer: stenny holder says that eric cantor told him that he was 99.9% sure that a sandy package would in fact make it to the floor. and this was before last night. what happened? >> these -- this relief package for the victims of hurricane sandy, focusing on the damage in new york and new jersey was expected to be handled last night amidst all of the fiscal cliff drama, and about an hour before midnight as far as we know, house speaker john boehner pulled the vote on this. he quietly said there was going to be no vote. and chris christie tried to get in touch with the speaker. he called boehner four times, never got a response. and really this was an 11th hour last-minute surprise. and that's why you saw so much anger. the worst of which were from republicans. and i think sort of the last-minute, surprising nature of this really set off all of these folks today. >> jennifer: so the question is why, andy? with not bringing that bill to a vote was that maybe boehner's way of reminding everyone that he is still in charge? >> there is also a shakespearean
. the speaker voted for the package, as did house budget chairman paul ryan. majority leader eric cantor and republican whip but against it. with the speaker facing reelection tomorrow, many frustrated conservatives are still saying he did his job. >> the speakers showed at a time which harry reid went home and went to bed and left its the vice-president. at least the speaker was always straight, honest with us, and allow the regular process to occur. >> at the white house last friday fox news confirmed the speaker told read to go left himself twice after reading accused him of running the house like a dictatorship and being more concerned about saving his own job and getting a deal. republican sources say that is likely to boost the stock with conservatives. lou: thank you very much. fox news chief congressional correspondent. our first guest tonight voted against the fiscal cliff deal in the house and says it's just another deal by washington insiders with no real solutions and points to a lack of courage and will in washington. he also rallied opposition against the speaker's plan the
top lieutenants voted against it, including majority leader eric cantor. some democrats oppose the deal. in the senate, iowa democrat tom harkin was one of eight senators who voted against it. >> i am not saying everything this deal is bad. there are some good parts to this. but i repeat, i am concerned about this constant drift bit by bit, deal by deal toward more deficits, less job creation, more and fairness, less economic justice. a society where the gap goes wider between the few who have much in the many who have too little. so, mr. president, for these reasons, i must in good conscience vote no on this bill. >> despite passage of the deal, many in the u.s. was the tax increase after the expiration of the payroll tax cut enacted in 2011. when we come back from the break, we will be joined by a boston economist juliet schor. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. back in a minute. ♪ [music break] >> "unsatisfied." this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with nermeen shaikh. our
't want to shove down the throat of tea party members if he makes them vote on that, eric cantor could end up speaker. it's a dicey situation for boehner. >> that's why maybe if we go over the cliff and tax goes up on everybody and then they can vote in january to cut taxes on say 98% of people. that's sort of the reverse logic that the republicans will twist themselves into thinking that they've done something here, but either way taxes on the wealthy are going up. i think they finally understand that. >> the real issue is if i were boehner or mitch mcconnell, i would want to put this issue behind us as quickly as we can because we're going to move on to the gun control debate january, february, march. that's a very favorable issue for republicans. >> they wouldn't even go on tv to talk about it, but that's a separate issue. >> we're short on time. we're looking at sunday night the house coming back in presumably to vote on something. we don't know what. what's the timeline? are you expecting that the speaker is going to call the house back in sunday because they will have a deal in place
we've got to come up with something, i can't do anything. and you have eric cantor waiting in the wings ready to become the leader of the republican party if bane ser challenged. >> how do the markets react tomorrow if it does get the green light? >> i think they'll be positive until the next crisis and you'll have me again talking about the debt ceiling increase and the sequestration which they pushed for two months, but they'll get a reprieve. there's sort of a modest certainty for about two months. >> you bring up a very good point because this is sort of kicking the can down the road. >> once again, yeah. it's just to get through to the next crisis. >> yeah, all right. mark platkin, we'll be talking again soon. thanks. >>> to metro now with another violent attack on board a bus. this time, a woman stabbed in the chest. it happened southeast around 2:15 this morning. a second woman was hit in the head. the attacker ran away on foot until the bus driver pulled over and called police. >>> police in williams county gathered tonight to honor an officer killed in a crash. thi
is going now. but what i think the speaker and maybe majority leer eric cantor are leaving out is the reason all eyes turned to the senate is the speaker can't get the job done thursday on plan b. plan a is essentially the big deal, the $4 trillion debt plan. i was speaking a short time ago to a white house official that happened they believe the president moved halfway towards the republicans starting at only want to go raise taxes on $250,000 and above. he moved that goalpost to $400,000 or more. speaker baner was far away saying it should be $1 million. bring it up for a vote. he brought it up and had to pull it back. there is frustration among the president's aides,umping through hoops, trying to get a deal. now the president is on vacation in hawaii and there's been no progress. everyone went home for the holidays. >> i want toet this in. i have to ask, a lot of people were surprised the president announced he would come back from vacation. when did you know he was going to do that? >> we've known for at least two or three days it was likely he would come back. he wanted t
leader eric cantor walking into that meeting. still waiting to hear how it is going. even before the meeting was called, cantor and other top republicans were saying they won't support the bill. the fate here is really uncertain. rich edson is live on capitol hill keeping track of this for us. rich, is there any word what specifically they're discussing in this meeting and whether or not they're making any progress? >> well, diane, the point here is whether or not to amend this bill, to change this bill or bring this bill, the proposal that passed the senate last evening up to the house floor to a vote. this is a decision that house republicans will have to make fairly soon here. they're getting pressure from a number of different folks, especially democrats who say, basically pressure them to hold a vote on it. >> we don't believe that compromise is a dirty word and unfortunately among house republicans that seems to be a growing sentiment. that even a bill that was put together by republicans and democrats in the united states senate, 89 votes strong, is a bill that somehow the
and the majority leader eric cantor are leaving out is all i is go to the senate because the speaker could be ate the job done last thursday night with plan b. e plan a is essentially the big deal, fortran dollars debt plan speaking a short time ago to a white house official who says they still believe th they move halfway towards republicans starting out only one interest tax in $250,000 above. they have moved that goalpost to $400,000 or more. speaker john boehner moved away from that saying it should be a from that saying it should be a or more, he brought it up and had to pull it back because it did not have enough republicans. frustration among them that they were jumping through hoops trying to get a deal and now the president on vacation in hawaii basically no progress. they understand that rea. eric: when did you know he was going to come back? >> we knew two or three days it was likely he was going to comel back. he wanted to spend family time yesterday and go to the marine base because it was a christmas vacation to thank the troops but they knew pretty quickly was going to have to get
the republicans did on this vote. eric cantor voted against it. house majority kevin mccarthy voted against it. peter roskam voted against it. paul ryan, the vice presidential candidate voted for it. so you have a very split republican leadership perhaps speaker boehner might not be up to the task. that could play into it, although he has gone broad support and it may not be an issue the one that is rich edson lycra capital. thank you for keeping us updated on the solvay, we know it's been a busy day. we appreciate it. rich: thank you. diane: that's the latest on the fiscal cliff. we will not be going over it. we finally have a deal. the president that's one small step. tune in to fox business tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. the maxis has been a fox business special report. the return you to your regularly scheduled programming. john is 42. mortgage. married. two great kids. he wants to protect his family with a $500,000 term life insurance policy. what do you think it'll cost him? a hundred dollars a month? sixty? forty? actually none of the above. john can get a $500,000 policy -from a highl r
are willing to vote for something? if eric cantor and john bainer and kevin mccarthy don't like it, who is going to buck leadership and vote with democrats on something like this? he said, if there is at least lukewarm support from republican leaders you're likely to see more than 40 house republicans vote for it and it should pass pretty easily. then of course there is the question of are there democrats, perhaps the more liberal members of their caucus, who don't like this either? because you're going to essentially need every single democrat to vote for this and many who have said they don't like this deal. >> that would bring us to what our mike viqueira calls the inertia scenario where they decide the best thing is to go over the fiscal cliff. the democrats for some of them from their perspective it is not a bad thing because they think they have the upper hand in public opinion and also that it basically assures the elimination of bush tax cuts. on the republican side it does the same thing but then they can say, i didn't vote for a tax cut. un, they just expired. is there -- are
republicans, speaker john boehner and eric cantor were split. also notable, budget chairman paul ryan voted yes. the final gop count, 151 against the bill and 85 in favor. >> it was all about maintaining, if you will, the status quo of kick the can down the road. >> there's no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. the senate will fail miserably in cutting spending. >> much better to make this deal now and move on to those other fights at the appropriate time, which is, by the way, just around the corner. >> some conservative pundits have been blasting republicans and newt gingrich tweeted "the gop has been engauged ged in a two-month dance of defeat and surrender. >> good morning, happy new year. >> good morning. >> happy new year. >> david, do you agree with your former boss? did republicans surrender? >> no, they were just faced with a very difficult choice. obviously in terms of the tax cuts, that's something that if republicans wanted to see go forward, we've been talking about that for years, it was originally a republican proposal but a lot of members were clearly
notice how eric cantor, the house majority leader voted on the fiscal cliff deal last night. he voted against it. some have interpreted that to be premonition, an indication perhaps there will be some sort of a challenge to the speakership of john boehner. however we have heard nobody speak publicly, nobody speak on the record in that regard. keep in mind if his speakership were to be challenged would require a vote not just of the republican conference but the entire house of representatives. jenna: big question whether or not a change in leadership would elicit different results that is conversation yet to be had in the coming weeks. >> so you try. jenna: doug, thank you very much. jon: so the white house and congress knew of the self-imposed deadline for more than 17 months and they still managed to blow past it. finally approving a tax deal last night that doesn't seriously address the spending cuts or the nation's ballooning deficit. so who wins and who loses with this deal? talk about it with jonah gold perg, editor-at-large at "the national review" and a fox news contributor. b
minute. eric cantor did. stan hoyer among others not happy. >> i am deeply disappointed mr. speaker, and the people who have been damaged by hurricane sandy, including governor chris christie and governor cuomo, should be deeply disappointed and yes, angry, that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> bill: it is outrageous -- i have not been there personally but seen so much video of the horrific destruction in parts of new york and new jersey -- >> that is still there, yeah. >> bill: yeah, people still suffering, and the congress just basically saying, we don't care about this. >> yeah, it's just the house, right? because the senate had actually done some stuff, and had planned to come back one more day and deal with what the house passed and in the midst of all of this stuff at the last minute they just pulled it off of the agenda. and it was a bipartisan anger at the house leadership last night when that happened. >> bill: eleanor holmes norton representing the district of columbia will be joining us in studio abou
conference one week ago when the talk was in the air, eric cantor stood by his side, and that was a signal that if anybody is going to challenge him, it might be eric cantor. he will not challenge. he is absolutely on board. host: david lightman, thank you as always for being with us. guest: thank you for having me. host: we will check in with you again and your dog. every friday we look at america by the numbers. today, we want to focus on the issue of hunger in america. "washington journal" continues. negotiations are resuming this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. [applause] >> there are cynics said that a party platform is something nobody bothers to read and it does not amount to much. whether it is different this time than it has ever been before, i believe the republican party has a platform that is a banner of bold, unmistakable callers with no faded or pastel shades. >> you see the evolution of ronald reagan. he speaks in his speech about hope, a future without nuclear weapons, but it is more progressive and optimistic in 1976. you can see his anti-communism is evolving. his cu
that the house majority leader eric cantor has not voted yet. we don't have world o word of d other names we don't have big republican names as of yet but you can see the tally continues as time is ticking down. again the magic number we believe to be about 210 to pas this piece of legislation. we are back with the panel. a.b., the boehner vote and well, the significance of what you are seeing there on the screen? >> well, interesting that they have lost ten democrats so far. that number could grow. but if they could -- if the democrats contained it, that is pretty interesting and you heard some, you new york city leadership exhorting the members to support it. >> bret: almost twice as many democrats at this point. >> right. i'm told that the boehner vote on the rule was a good sign from members who are going to vote for this and hold their nose. they were looking for leadership cover and boehner voting on the rule gave them the sense that that -- that he would -- that he would come and vote for the bill and they are hoping that that gives some other republicans cover because the people who are
rumors about eric cantor who you see next to him possibly launching some kind of -- but it seems to me he's in a position the republicans in the senate and the white house are really the ones who will negotiate this deal and potentially you have ten or twelve republicans in the senate that will pass something and throw it back to boehner and then it will be a question, will he have a vote? >> 32 bills passed the house that are sitting in the senate that will never see the light of day. >> it's ridiculous. you are playing basketball and you have five guys on your team and the other side has one player and you are still getting beat because you keep turning over the ball, that's what it seems like. i don't understand how think lost it already and i think they have. the fact it's been so mismanaged, there's been a leadership crisis, there hasn't been enough consensus in terms what have to do, there seems to be splits in the party on how to approach this and they keep on losing ground and obama got to go on vacation in hawaii. lucky him. >> and if the bush tax cuts expire and president obama
. >> what accounts for that? earlier in the day there was all sorts of dissension, eric cantor among others, saying they weren't going to go for it. >> he may at the end of the day vote no. you're going to see a lot of republicans and a fair number of democrats vote no as well. what accounts for that is this is i think a classic compromise that nobody likes, meaning everybody lost things that they want and that is actually the way legislating used to be, that not everybody is happy but you realize you got to do what's best in order to actually get something passed. >> in terms of the white house, do they view this as a win for the president? >> yes. this is something the president campaigned on and what's in this bill is largely -- largely democratic priorities, anderson. $450,000 as the threshold wasn't what the president wanted but in principle that is the notion that the president wanted, tax increases for the wealthiest americans. it extends unemployment benefits for a year and it's not paid for. republicans wanted it paid for. but think about some of the other measures. they're doing t
with the speaker, but they're not willing to run against him. you have big names like eric cantor and kevin mccarthy, number two and three, they're not even making noises about challenging boehner. so i think boehner come next month he's pretty safe even though right now he's having a tough time controlling his caucus. >> not only that, boehner was smart in bringing cantor and mccarthy and paul ryan into the fold when he introduced plan "b." did he that strategically so it looked like a united front. he still got undercut. he will probably be re-elected speaker but he is a much more ineffectual speaker after what happened. >> sam, give me a snap prediction. what do you think the president will say in the briefing room today? >> he's going to wish everyone a happy new year and then say -- i don't know. i have no idea. things are changing by a minute-to-minute basis. i have a guess he will probably say this ball is now in the senate's court. he's going to encourage them to get something done and put the weight of the presidency behind it. >> okay. thanks sam stein and robert costa, appreciate th
back sunday night at 6:30. again, eric cantor telling folks that the house will be called back sunday evening, 6:30. meanwhile, speaker boehner reportedly told members, quote, his words here, we have done our job. it is now up to the senate to act. we'll see if they do anything. we'll be right back with our gut check. or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> a lot going on today and here's some of the things we thought you should know. epa administrator jackson the latest member of the cab note announce she's stepping down next month and ready for new challenges and time with her family. her tenure marked by high profile brawls with industry and congressional republicans over issues of global warming, pollution and of course the keystone oil pipeline. also new controls on coal fired plants, as well. >>> court dwokmentes show mike crapo of utah admitted several shots of vodka before being arrested early sunday in alexandria, virginia. released on $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear in
barack obama has a chance to do what eric cantor told bob woodward after he met him the first time, which is if he's pragmatic, if he comes to the middle, then he could lock us republicans up for a very long time. i mean, i think that's the great challenge for barack obama. >> yeah. >> can he do what he appears to be doing right now with john boehner? and that is upsetting a lot of people in his own base for the betterment of their party by saying we're going to raise it from $250,000 to maybe $500,000, go after entitlements and do it for the best interests of the country. >> he is a pragmatist. the first two years, it was such a strained situation. when we talked to him on wednesday, everything he said was about -- he wasn't saying government has to be bigger. government has to be smarter. government has to be better. it was like the lincoln line. this is a fantastic picture, by the way. >> that is adorable. >> joe, that's one of the pictures i was talking about. >> you're letting us know, these are all exclusive to "morning joe." >> they're exclusive to "time" and "morning joe." apparen
than the senate which passed a measure by an 89-8 vote. eric cantor was among the republicans opposing the deal. in the end, supporters won the vote. >>> taxes will remain the same for 98% of americans. they will go up for those making $400,000 and couples who make more than $450,000 a year. spending cuts were postponed for two months, which means we could be going through a similar debate before spring. president obama says he supports a balanced approach to reducing our deficit. >> we can't simply cut our way to prosperity. cutting spending has to go hand in hand with further reform tax code. the wealthiest corporations and individuals. can't take advantage of loopholes and deductions that aren't available to most americans. >> get ready for another fiscal debate in the coming months. congress and the white house will talk about the debt ceiling. we could reach the limit by the end of february. and won't likely agree to raising it without guarantees of spending cuts. despite this bill, you may notice your paycheck is a little smaller this year. that's because a temporary cut in a pay
and house majority leader eric cantor negotiated a year 1/2 ago that were put on the table. perhaps if you include some of that you increase some of the spending. what the democrats will be the spending on doctors fix, that is preventing doctors from getting a pay cut if they treat medicare patients and extending patch for alternative minimum tax to insure 10 of millions of americans don't have to pay the amt for this year, that is something congress typically does at the end of every year. it is not honest budgeting in washington. these are ideas that have come about basically as democrats and republican haves to throw the spending together at the end of every year. adam: we have about a minute before the president will start speaking the spending cuts that are on the table, there are a lot of people say that is enough to put the economy into recession. is that going to keep the democrats from possibly approving this deal? >> depends on the spending cuts. right now you're talking about $94 billion in what is known as the sequester. that is just for next year alone. automatic spending cuts
gop leaders who voted no including the majority leader, eric cantor. the senate passed the measure early tuesday morning. and the bill raises tax rates for families making more than $450,000 a year, let the payroll tax cut expire, with delays automatic government and military spending cuts by two months. speaking after the house vote, the president thanked congress for approving the deal. >> the sum total of all the budget agreements we've reached so far proves that there is a path forward. that it is possible. if we focus not on our politics but let's -- on what's right for the country. and the one thing that i think hopefully in the new year we'll focus on is see figure we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama, a little less brinksmanship, not scare the heck out of folks quite as much. >> the bill does set up the next fight in around two months when the spending cuts are set to take effect and the u.s. hits the debt ceiling. treasury secretary geithner's trying to take steps to delay that date by halting investment in two government worker pension fund
leader eric cantor have just arrived at capitol hill where all eyes are on the house. as we await act on the bill that passed by the senate early this morning and averts across the board tax hikes and massive spending cuts set to kick in today. brand new hour of "america's newsroom." thank you for joining us. i'm heather childers in for martha maccallum. rick: i'm rick folbaum in for jon. happy new year. >> you will stick it to the rich people. but guess what? you may not get anymore revenue and anymore economic growth but you can say i stuck it to the rich people. >> i'm dis.ed we did not get a grand bargain we tried to do so long but we tried. passing this agreement does not mean negotiations halt, far from it. we can all agree there is more work to be done. heather: chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live on capitol hill for us. mike, any sense of the next steps on the house side of the capitol? >> reporter: heather, you mentioned speaker of the house john boehner and majority leader eric cantor are on the hill on the way in. no decision has been made whether they ta
it and send it back is what eric cantor and others wanted. the problem with sending it back is there would be no one to send it to. the senate left the building. the house would have gone back and said we're going to keep our apbldz in. what speaker boehner did is join the minority of republicans. he voted, so 85 republicans said yes, but 172 said no. essentially they violated their own unwritten hastert rule and used the majority of democrats to pass this bill. longtime conservatives see it as a rau for the president. >>steve: even in the leadership of the republican party you've got john boehner and paul ryan voting for it. then you've got eric cantor, the majority whip, voting against it. at the core, all the republicans had to hold their nose because they do not as a party like the idea of taxes going up on anybody. now the way it stands is if you are very successful and you make at least $400,000 a year, your taxes are going to go up to about 40%. for everybody watching this program now, your payroll taxes are going up. last year it was about 4.2% exactly, and starting this morning it
consensus. and at the 11th hour, you have eric cantor and kevin mccarthy, the number two and three in the house republican caucus breaking away. but who stands up and stands with boehner? it's ryan. it's ryan, the budget committee chairman. he could have done a lot to come back from the campaign trail and really try to assert himself against boehner. he didn't do that. he was boehner's ally. >> why? >> that really helped boehner at the end. why? because i think ryan long term is just like camp dadave camp. they're talking about the long-term tax reform is going to come on the debt ceiling in 2013 with the budget fight. you're so right on the debt part. but what they want to do now is lock in the rates. that was their argument in the caucus meeting last night. that was their argument on the floor. lock in the bush era rates, do what you can and move on. >> why did they break away from john boehner at the last moment other than it made a hell of a lot of good sense if you're actually conservative ideologically, you don't believe in adding $4 trillion to the national debt? >> i that i
to me. and it says, you know, exactly -- >> even though eric cantor was right there probably helping him out? >> but that's the thing is he had eric cantor there, which should have given him the cover. now, you know, at some point john boehner has to make a decision, which is do i let these people dictate what type of legislation we're going to put to this body, or will i get rid of this informal role that anything i let come to a vote has to have the majority of the majority, which means that a majority of republicans have to vote on the bill for it to pass. because that's really the only resolution to this deal is can he -- will he pass a deal that will have a lot of democratic support in the house? >> and is, as i look at next week and the fiscal cliff presumably happening, going over it, john boehner is supposed to be re-elected speaker on next thursday. >> on the 3rd, yeah. >> is that going to change everything and he's going to say, to hell with this right-wing tail wagging my dog, i don't need you guys anymore? >> no, because the house isn't the only theater of this. there's the s
. the house majority leader eric cantor is now telling members to be prepared to work through january 2nd. both sides still far apart, however, on taxes and spending cuts. senate majority leader harry reid says prospects for a deal by monday are still unlikely. there was a lot of movement, motion for not a lot of action. >> where were you yesterday? >> i was here. we were together. >> were we ever with our -- no. but there were duelling senate leaders just -- first mcconnell came on. and he said -- did you see either one of those? >> i did. >> did you see harry reid? >> there's no chance of -- >> but if you think -- i want to rise above. there was so little of anything close to that yesterday other than just the -- i mean, people at home must be like, it's the endless blaming and finger pointing and, you know, when one side says it's all the other side's fault and all the other side comes on and says people at home aren't going, wow, i believe you, harry. or i believe i, mitch. they're saying you're both losers, right? >> right. >> my real concern is this is what the current version of am
to the tea party. i have bad news for the tea party. and for party president's whether it is eric cantor from virginia, the majority leader in the house, or the president, but neither of them were elected to make all the roles and come to all the decisions. sort of middle ground will live to be found. simpson-bowles does not provide it. i will give you example. they raise the retirement age by a year or two very slowly. the retirement age task ago to 70 or there's no way out on social security. numbers tell us that. it is that simple. at the same time, its only marginally increases the retirement age and creates a new benefit for high stress occupations. 1,722,000 people would qualify, but all experience with these things, whether you are a republican from georgia or a liberal democrat from manhattan, as soon as a law like that gets passed, people become creative in finding ways to qualify. out of the woodwork, all the folks that would qualify. at the end of the david acton & social security age for everybody was truly disabled and let the market take care of its. people in stress occupations
on the house side. speaker boehner voting for the bill. and eric cantor voting against the bill. the house whip voting against the bill and paul ryan voting for the bill. this is a real split. >> it is. it shows the schism and a real good demonstration of why it was so difficult for speaker boehner to negotiate a bigger, grander deal with the president. he was unable to get his own deal through the house a few weeks ago, and the negotiated deal that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. 89 votes in the senate, didn't get the majority of the republicans in the house to sign on. what you are seeing is the difficulty played out for everyone to see of how difficulty it is for speaker boehner to get these kinds of bills passed through the house. >> quickly, given the schism that you outlined, this is the last day of the 112th congress and tomorrow is the big day for john boehner. how is it looking for them? >> i think it looks fine for him. a lot of grumbling among folks. he allowed everyone to vote their conscious. no one got forced into voting for something they didn't want to. we avoided t
eric cantor was with him all along, still is, and they're pointing the finger of blame at speaker john boehner, openly encouraging the idea that there's a rift between the two. >> there's a squabble, obviously, between speaker boehner and leader cantor, they voted separately on the fiscal cliff. since cantor had taken a lead role here some have speculated that boehner wasn't as friendly to it as he might have otherwise been. >> reporter: cantor's office tells me that the two are in communication and that cantor support the speaker boehner. the two are scheduled to meet with the new york and new jersey delegations to discuss sandy aid in less than an hour, megyn. >> megyn: shannon, thank you. >> we're going to hit every single recommendation that's been put forward. some individuals have been held accountable inside of the state department and what i've said is that we are going to fix this to make sure that this does not happen again. because these are folks that i send into the field. we understand that there are dangers involved, but you know, when he read the report and it confirms
. that was something that was worked up by him and eric cantor and others. so the real test here and i think challenge the president and john boehner sitting down again over the next three or four days. i think we have a few more days. we go over the cliff on the first but the new congress isn't sworn in until january 3rd. if they can work out, maybe just a small deal now. maybe down payments on cuts. maybe it is protecting, certainly protecting tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses and doing, you know, a few things to medicare, and then that gets us into next year where we can do bigger stuff like corporate tax reform and larger reforms to the tax code. jon: amos, what do you think about that proposal? >> that proposal, the whole situation is telling. we didn't have to be here. we all saw this coming for months. we knew it was coming. doug is right, house republicans did act. they acted to stop the defense cuts and stop the tax hikes. what happened since then, senate democrats have done nothing with it. i think president obama, senator reid, they have to bear some responsibility they hav
boehner voted yes, his number two majority leader eric cantor voted no and there will be another fiscal fight over the next two months, that's when military cuts are due. they kicked them down the road. that battle will now be joined over the next 60 days and we'll see what we get in the end after that. arthel: there is a limit on how many ad advil you can take in one day. bill: then you have to shift to ae alieve. we talked about military cuts and cuts to medicare, none of that was addressed in the drama we just watched unfold, none of it. arthel: no. let's get to this now the medical scare for america's top diplomat, secretary of state hillary clinton remains in a new york hospital where she is being treated with blood thinners for a blood clot lodged between her skull and her brain. molly henneberg live in washington with more. >> reporter: doctors say secretary clinton is making excellent progress, is in good spirits and should make a full recovery. she remains in new york presbyterian hospital as doctors monitor that brain clos. the the blood thinners should resolve it. clinton did
republicans and john boehner and eric cantor in particular. jon: that's what we're talking about. let me play for you what senator tom harkin said just a bit ago. we opened the senate session this hour with senate majority leader harry reid who basically said we're still talking but no progress or no real progress to report. didn't say much very frankly. then senator harkin took the microphone. here is what he had to say. >> if we're going to have a deal, the deal has to favor the middle class, the real middle class, those making 30, 50, 60, $70,000 a year. that is the real middle class in america. and as i see this thing developing, quite frankly, as i have said before, no deal is better than a bad deal. this looks like a very bad deal the way this is shaping up. jon: ron, what about that plan b bill that the house passed or you know, what was considering, that would have raised taxes on those making a million dollars and up? >> well that is what is confusing me is that we want, republicans want to save taxpayers as many taxpayers as possible. we want to save them as at the same time we're l
him? who would run against him? eric cantor? could he muster a majority within the caucus right now? i kind of doubt it. we'll see. >> i was supposed to see this game sunday, john. >> which one? >> what do you mean which one? what's the most important game coming up this sunday? >> skins and cowboys. >> exactly. i was supposed to see it. luckily we're allowed to switch around. who wants to see jacksonville-10 see. because it's such a big game i have plans for the 1:00 game and now at 8:30, primetime football for nbc. >> so you're attending the game? >> i was going to. i don't think i can. i'd have to take off the next day and everything else. th they switched it on me. >> without your beauty sleep you can't do it. >> i can't get back here. >> you can do it from d.c. >> we have studios in washington. >> would you sit with me? >> yeah. >> really? all right. >> now we have plan. >> then you would be here. >> you could be here all alone. >> i could be here and you would be in d.c. >> it could work. >> joe, where's your money on that game? will be in redskins stadium. you think i would go t
, outmaneuvered, outcreated and if they don't, the, this eric cantor. he decides he is voting no. part of the leadership. lori: not until there were enough yes votes to get requisite approval for the deal. melissa: what would your advice be? >> i think republicans would he will be well-served to discover if they are a political party or simply a fund-raising origination and a branding mechanism. because they seem to have no ground operation which is essential if you will be a political party and you're going to it up candidates for president. they don't seem to have any principles they won't abandon. they seem to have no vision they will share with the rest of us. you i think they're really at cliff, they're at the precipice no longer being a relevant political party. lori: that is huge statement, lou. melissa: could they use the opportunity, whether the debt ceiling or --. lori: sorry to come in but the social issues. you know what i mean. do they need to do better job connecting with the general public on social side of things, gay marriage, abortion, stem cell research? >> actually
chairman paul ryan did vote in favor of the bill while eric cantor and congressman mccarthy voted against it. responding quite positively to that news, doug responding less positively. the dow jones up 180 and nasdaq up 50 points and s&p 24 points and ftse up 500 points -- not 500 points. and you can see the ftse up 2% on this news and look at what happened there in asia. hang seng up almost 3%. one clarification, i think i may have misspoken when i said all of this lasting one year. what i was describing was extension of unemployment benefits, that lasts one year. these other taxes and cuts and increases are now permanent. >> the fiscal cliff a verdict for now. now, we can look forward to something with the debt ceiling in the next two months. joining us in washington is former oklahoma governor frank keating and ceo of the american bankers association. joining us from philadelphia, former pennsylvania governor, ed rendell, also a cnbc contributor. i have to tell that joke again, governor. what do you call 47 millionaires sitting around watching the super bowl? >> i give up. >> the phila
, the republicans are still meeting. we're getting tweets and reporter information that majority leader eric cantor is against the senate-passed bill. phone numbers reason the screen if you would like to dial in and make a comment about what is going on right now in washington on this first day of 2013. while we get those calls up i want to read some of these tweets that have been coming in and literally, thousands of them at the #fiscal cliff. this is from samuel, how can the senate pass a bill 89-8 and the out can't? this is jordan, is house g.o.p. rejection of the fiscal cliff deal sign that the they that obama won't be negligenting on the debt ceiling? >> this is art. where does this leave us at this point? amendments, no time for that, pass it. nothing like bringing in the new year with a good old fiscal cliff get it together congress. henry is on our independent line, henry, good afternoon, this is c-span and you're on. caller: good afternoon. i'm an independent and i wanted to comment that i guess the democrats have to be cause shouse that the republicans don't wake up and take the position
, the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i ask that the speaker reconsider. i want to thank eric cantor who has worked tirelessly throughout these many days, right up until the last couple of minuteses. today families lack housing, businesses are in shambles and municipalities have been decimated. mr. smith: 346,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed in new jersey, with 22,000 units today uninhabitble. approximately 100,000 new storm-related unemployment claims have been filed in new jersey. 100,000. over 235,000 people have already registered with fema for individual assistance. this is a dire crisis. people are hurting. i talk to people in my district who have been malaffected and they're looking to offer help and they're looking for timely help. we need to pass this. please, mr. speaker, reconsider. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york seek recognition? without objection, the gentlelady is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i truly feel betrayed this evening. i left this floor with an understanding that this bill was going to be brought to the floor.
expected on friday. a statement from house speaker john boehner and majority leader eric cantor said getting aid to the victims of hurricane sandy should be the first priority and the house will vote friday to direct needed resources to the national flood insurance program and on january 15, the first full legislative day of the 113th congress the house will consider the remaining supplemental requests. that a statement from house speaker boehner. two hours ago, new jersey governor chris christie held a news conference on speaker boehner's decision to not hold a vote yesterday on a bill to help victims of hurricane sandy. >> good afternoon. when hurricane sandy made landfall on august 24, 1992, congress and president bush 41 responded within 31 days with a federal aid package. when hurricane gustav made landfall in 2008 and hurricane ike 12 days later, congress and president bush 43 responded in 17 days with a federal aid package. when hurricane katrina made landfall on august 29, 2005, congress and president bush 43 responded with an initial 62.3 billion aid package in 10 days. hurr
if someone to his right, that caucus shrinks more. >> clayton: and some-- >> you've heard paul ryan and eric cantor. >> clayton: he was speaking and saying no, those won't be the individuals up. >> dave: i don't think we'll see that. >> clayton: fascinating. >> juliet: we'll see some severe weather, wild weather into the northeast right now. and people are still having last week's snow. as you can see, the plows are sitting by, getting ready to get out there, and throwing the salt on the ground and we're going to go to maria molina right now for an update on what's happening, maria? >> hey, good morning. good to see you. good morning, everyone, we have another snowstorm coming into the northeast just after on thursday 20 inches of snow across places of parts of upstate new york and new england and hit with that storm and another round. the good news for the system it's not forecasted to be anywhereas strong as last one was. it will be in later this morning and out by later this evening and through tonight. across portions of the southeast we have been dealing with some areas of heavy rain an
: two things, why did they harp on taxes so much if they were going to cave? >> eric: i don't know. >> bob: secondly, how bad is the riff in the republican party? >> eric: very bad. 100%. you are pointing it out. bad riff, especially when cantor and his group votes no and boehner and his group votes yes. house divided. a lot of conservatives watch, and they go to drug import. they put up a poll today should boehner step down or be replaced? i looked and it said 85% of the respondent said replace boehner. it's an issue. issue on the right. they have to address it. >> dana: when things don't feel like they are going well, are you satisfied with that particular person? then everyone says no. what is amazing to me of the fiscal cliff, it avoided all the real issues. president obama in his statement last night, one thing he said is we are not going to tax our way out of the entitlement spending problem. why have you not done anything for five years? now he says he is going to try to get more tax increases without being -- with a caucus that says we're not going to do anything on entitle
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